Do something remarkable, dammit!
To create opportunities for great people, particularly those who have drawn the short straw. Move minds on what defines a great business
This is Haygrove’s mission. It is why we measure ourselves on the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet and Profit, and why we have established the Haygrove Community Gardens Charity.
Haygrove Community Gardens Charity allows us, through horticulture, to support those with a range of physical and mental health challenges. To engage school children. To enhance accessible green space. To conserve biodiversity.
Our first UK project was initiated in 2013 in Ross-On-Wye. Here, over 50 regular users benefit from therapeutic horticulture. More than 500 children visit this garden annually. They are introduced to growing, the importance of healthy food, and nature.
We also support community projects in Newent, Hereford, and Leominster. We invite your support as we aim to build a connected family of Community Garden projects. Our aim is to have 20 by 2028! Our next project in Ledbury will launch in 2022.
Haygrove are commercial berry growers supplying the supermarkets and leading retailers with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries. With farms in the UK, South Africa, China, and Portugal, we are aware of the international environmental stewardship role we must play.
As such, we have worked hard to measure, reduce, and offset our environmental footprint. In 2020, following a decade of emissions reductions, we invested in carbon offsets to become a carbon neutral business – cancelling all remaining emissions from Scope 1, Scope 2, and those that result from the flying of fruit from South Africa to international markets.
But it’s not just about Carbon. We enable rainwater harvesting that supplies up to 80% of irrigation needs. We allocate more than 20% of our land to biodiversity in arboretums, broadleaf woodland, and meadows in the UK, and fynbos in South Africa. We are working towards the challenging goal of becoming a Zero-Waste-to-Landfill organisation by 2023.
To learn more, please get in touch or visit www.haygrove.com